Verse of the day
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
It is worrying to hear Christians ask, “if a Christian sins against God now and dies while at it, will he go to heaven?” These types of questions come with their many faults, one of which is a mismanagement of focus.
Salvation brought us into the kingdom of light. By its virtue, we who have become part of a different life owe it to God and ourselves to live out the Life we have received. It isn’t first about ‘making heaven,’ but us living out our Life, our Natural.
Hence, having the apostle say, “if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” is as good as having him say, “if anyone lives like the world, the life of the Father is not in him.” Putting it this way makes obvious the reason why we must forsake the love of this world: not because loving the world would cause us to displease the Father, but because it would prove that we lack the love of the Father dwelling in us.
This shouldn’t be the case. Our love for God should fill every room in our hearts, leaving room for nothing else.
To keep from loving the world isn’t to keep from using the world. You may own more than one car or house, pursue excellence in life and career, seek self-improvement, and more, but not one of these things should take root in your heart. What fills your heart is what you love.
What fills your heart? The world and the perishable things that are in it? Your Father and the immortal things that are in Him?
To keep from loving the world isn't to keep from using the world. You may own more than one car or house, pursue excellence in life and career, seek self-improvement, and more, but not one of these things should take root in your heart.Click To Tweet
Dad, my heart, my affection, my love is set on You alone, and not on things in this world that do not matter in eternity. May Your love ever fill my heart.
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